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The Torch
Updated: 5th October, 2022

The Torch

The Torch
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Building type
Residential building
(Supertall skyscraper)
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Status
Complete
(2011)
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Floors
79 floors
Building specifications
place
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Overview
The Torch is a 79-storey residential building in Dubai Marina, Dubai.
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The developer
The project was developed by Select Group.
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Timeline
Construction began in 2005 and was completed by 2011.
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Height
337 metres (1,106 feet)
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Units
The development contains a total of 682 units.
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The architect
The architectural consultant was Khatib & Alami.
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The contractor
The main building work was done by Dubai Civil Engineering.

Transport & Access

Commute times by car

From The Torch it takes roughly 19 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 10 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 15 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 7 minutes to The Walk JBR.*

Airport proximity

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 27 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 34 minutes' drive.*


Available property

The Torch Location

The map below shows the location of The Torch and just below are summaries of the nearest attractions, parks, beaches, golf clubs and cinemas.

attractions
Attractions
Marina Walk, 0.3 km
Skydive Dubai, 1.2 km
The Walk JBR, 1.5 km
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Parks & beaches
JLT Park, 1.4 km
Marina Beach, 2.0 km
Sufouh Beach, 3.8 km
golf_course
Golf clubs
Emirates Golf Club, 1.6 km
Montgomerie Golf Course, 3.7 km
The Els Golf Club, 8.7 km
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Cinemas
Reel Cinemas, Dubai Marina Mall, 1.4 km
Roxy Marina Beach Cinema, 1.8 km
Vox Cinemas at Nakheel Mall, 3.0 km

Nearby shops and outlets

The number of shops and amenities that are within walking distance can greatly affect quality of life and may be a key factor when choosing a place to live. Here is an analysis of all the commercial outlets that are currently operating in the vicinity of The Torch.

There are five outlets within the building itself, located on the ground floor:

Shami Gourmet
Restaurant, street level
Ascot Fine Tailors
Tailoring shop, street level
Fine Mart Supermarket
Supermarket, street level
Deniz
Restaurant, street level
Caramel Center
Supermarket, street level

In addition, there are dozens of outlets within walking distance of The Torch. We've shortlisted the nearest ones across various categories:

local_grocery_store Supermarkets & Mini Marts
Uptown Mini Mart
Mini mart, Emirates Crown (0.1 km)
Food Center
Mini mart, Princess Tower (0.1 km)
Carrefour Market
Supermarket, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.1 km)
Atlantis Fresh Supermarket
Supermarket, Marina Heights Tower (0.1 km)
restaurant Restaurants & Bars
Hala Bro Shawarma
Restaurant, Princess Tower (0.1 km)
Breaking Bread
Restaurant, Marina Pinnacle (0.1 km)
Call a Pizza
Restaurant, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.1 km)
Gifto's of London
Restaurant, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.1 km)
local_pharmacy Clinics & Pharmacies
Life Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Princess Tower (0.1 km)
Aster Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Marina Pinnacle (0.1 km)
Skin Laundry
Medical clinic, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.1 km)
Kings College Hospital London
Medical clinic, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.1 km)
spa Salons & Spas
Nail Me Ladies spa
Ladies' salon, Emirates Crown (0.1 km)
Therapeutic Massage Center
Spa, Emirates Crown (0.1 km)
Cyclone Haircare For Men
Men's salon, Emirates Crown (0.1 km)
Fade & Shave Barbers
Men's salon, Princess Tower (0.1 km)
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Wag Pet Care
Pet shop, Emirates Crown (0.1 km)
City Star Laundry
Laundrette, Marina Pinnacle (0.1 km)
5asec Textile Expert
Tailoring shop, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.1 km)
Blossom Laundry
Laundrette, Mag 218 Tower (0.2 km)
fitness_center Gyms & Fitness Studios
Fitness First
Gym, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.1 km)
Fit Box Gym
Gym, Marina Towers (0.4 km)
NRG Fitness
Gym, Marina Towers (0.4 km)
Sharm Circus School
Gym, Marinascape Mall (0.6 km)

For a full analysis of all outlets and amenities in the wider area visit our Dubai Marina Amenities guide.


Local Schools

The Torch has many schools nearby including Regent International School at 2.7 km and Emirates International School Meadows at 2.7 km.

In terms of performance there are seven schools nearby that have achieved either of two highest government inspection rating of 'Very Good' or 'Outstanding' including Dubai College which has a rating of 'Outstanding' and GEMS Dubai American Academy which also has a rating of 'Outstanding'.

Regent International School
2.7 km, The Greens
AED 52,000  •  British
Emirates International School Meadows
2.7 km, The Meadows
AED 51,500  •  IB
The International School of Choueifat Dubai
3.3 km, Al Sufouh
AED 28,000  •  SABIS
Dubai College
3.3 km, Al Sufouh
AED 86,000  •  British

Things to Do

We've partnered with LadiesNightDubai.com and BrunchCrunch.ae to give an overview of the current Ladies Nights and Brunch offers in the vicinity of The Torch.

Queens' Social, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites • Ladies Night • Observatory Bar & Grill (0.1 km)
Oeno, Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort • Ladies Night • Oeno (0.3 km)
Sky High Brunch, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites • Observatory Bar & Grill (0.1 km)
Barasti Ladies Day
Ladies Day •  9:00am
Barasti Bar & Grill (0.4 km)
Dulce Maria
Ladies Night •  7:00pm
Toro Toro (0.5 km)
Flirty Qwerty
Ladies Night •  6:00pm
Qwerty (0.6 km)
Mr. Miyagi's
Ladies Night •  5:00pm
Mr. Miyagi's (0.6 km)
Saturday Brunch Nation
Brunch • Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites
The Croft (0.1 km)
Siesta Brunch
Brunch • Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort
El Sur (0.3 km)
Bubbalicious
Brunch • Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort
Mina's Kitchen (0.3 km)
Toro Toro Brunch
Brunch • Grosvenor House The Residence
Toro Toro (0.5 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to The Torch.

Dubai Media City
Dubai Media City (0.8 km)
A mixed-use business park in a media and information technology freezone, with cafes, banks, pharmacies and car hire facilities nearby.
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Jumeirah Beach Residence
Jumeirah Beach Residence (1.4 km)
The biggest residential quarter in the world - 35 towers able to house 15,000 people on a 1.7km stretch between Dubai Marina and the sea.
Read more
Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Jumeirah Lakes Towers (1.8 km)
87 towers arranged in clusters around three lakes and a park, comprising commercial, residential, hotels, shops and leisure facilities. 
Read more
The Meadows
The Meadows (2.0 km)
Over 1,800 villas set among mature tree-lined streets and scenic lakes, with playgrounds, swimming pools and a community centre.
Read more
The Views
The Views (2.3 km)
Ten clusters of apartment towers and villas set around a lake, with lake views on one side and views over the golf course on the other.
Read more
The Greens
The Greens (2.4 km)
An established development alongside The Emirates Golf Club. The residential accommodation is housed in ten mid-rise complexes.
Read more
The Lakes
The Lakes (2.5 km)
A collection of detached villas and townhouses with parks, lakes, children’s play areas, swimming pools and BBQ areas.
Read more
The Torch Milestones
Construction Started
2005
Date Completed
2011
Companies Associated with The Torch
Developer: Select Group
Architectural Consultant: Khatib & Alami
Building Contractor: Dubai Civil Engineering

Construction History

See the development of The Torch in photos:

  • June 2016

    In June 2016 work began on the building facade to repair the fire damage sustained in early 2015.

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